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(Rev. 01-31-2003) 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Precedence j IMMEDIATE 
To : Cl eve i and 

Detroit 


Date: 04/23/2007 

Attn: CT Re active 

A/SSA I 

Attn: CT Reactive 

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Toledo RA 


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From : Hous t on 

Conroe RA 

Contact: SRA 


Approved By: 
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Case ID #: 




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Title: 


Terrorism Threat Matters 
Houston - Conroe RA 


Synopsis: Leads relating to 

Navy Sailor who may possess a 
Detroit area home 


regarding a former US 


small nuclear breeder reactor in his 


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Details: On 4/23/2007, Detective 

County Texas /S heri f f ' s Office (MCSO) 
ceZlular 
a 


] a walk-in 


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of the Montgomery 


and a JTTP TFO, 

. interviewed 
complainant at the MCSO. I 


telepjfibne 


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(W/M , 
Jsaid a 


numb-ar'^ 
DAVID 


1 told 




telepho: 

sailor, 

reeder 


[that , 

i^ currently in possession of a small nuclear 
reactoiVin his home in the Detroit area. The reactor is apparently 
the si^e of a basketball and kept in a ^ireezer surrounded by ice in 
HAHN’S ho(tie. HAHN has allegedly exp^erimented with nuclear reactors 



since 

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ildhood and was the subjecty^f a book named, "Radioactive 
t", written by K en Silverstein. HAHN's pa rents Ij^ in 
of I [outside of | 


in the area 
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lindufetrv and his 


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works for an 


is uncertain of any motive HAHN may have for 


possessing 

connection. 

lately. 


a nuclea r re actor an d does not know of any terrorism 


said 


did say HAHN has been acting wierd 


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Cleveland Houston 

I 04/23/2007 



Public records searches over the internet appear to 
confirm that a DAVID HAHN (born 1976) did attempt to build a nuclear 
reactor in Commerce Township Michigan when he was 17 years old. 
Internet searches did confirm the existence of a book about the 
incident written by Ken Silverstein, a Harpers Magazine editor in 
Washington, DC. The internet articles indictaed HAHN did join the US 
Navy and served aboard a nuclear powered submarine. 


an interview of 


This information is being passed to Cleveland to co nduct 

telephon e number \_ 


the 


source of the information that] 

reactor. This telephone number is apparently a cellular telephone 


now possesses a nuclear 


issued from the 


^ area . This information is being passed 

to Detroit for logical follow-up investigation regarding this 
allegation and to determine any possible National Security concerns. 
Houston will defer to Detroit for any further action. 


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To: 
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Cleveland Houston 

I 04 / 23/2007 



LEADCs) : 

Set Lead 1: (Action) 

CLBVELAMD 

AT TOLEDO. OH 


Interview 


telephone number 


] 


regarding his allegation that DAVID HAHN has a small nuclear breeder 
reactor in his Detroit area home 


Set Lead 2: (Action) 


DETROIT 

AT DETROIT. MI 

Conduct logical follow-up investigation regarding the 
allegation that DAVID HAHN currently has a small nuclear breeder 
reactor in his Detroit area home. 




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FD-542{Rev. 04-07-2006) 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Pr ecedeiic e ; ROUT I NE 


Date: 05/01/2007 


To: Houston 

Cleveland 

Detroit 


Attn 

Attn 

Attn 


sraI 

A/ SSA 

SAl 


Conroe RA 


MCRA 


From: Detroit 

Squad I 

Contact : SA 


Ext . 


Approved By: 


Drafted By: 



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{121tjp01,542) 


Case ID #: 323H-DE- 98743 


(Pend ing) "’2 
I (Pending) 


Title: 


Synopsis: To document static 

threat assessment of David Ri 


irical accomplishment regarding a 
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Details: Referenc e serial relating to 

I regarding a former US Sailor who may possess 
small nuclear breeder reactor in his Detroit area home. 


Writer was made aware of captioned lead from Houston 
Division on 04/24 /2007 and initiated immediate contact with SA 

[ MCRA, Writer acquired an image and pertinent 
background and c riminal hi story information regarding David Hahn, 
then met with SA| I Also present during this bri efing wer e 

Detectiv e | | Clinton Twp Police Department and | | 

I ~| Clinton Twp^^re/Rescue . Members present agreed upon a 

plan of action tjaen proceeded to Hahn's residence located at 
42490 Green Vadlev Drive, Apartment 204, Clinton Twp. Michigan^ 


tJpon arrival the residence of Hahn, writer activated both 
a radiation PagerS unit and a SOR/T electronic personal dosimeter 
in effort to determine whether any radiological emitting sources 
may be detected at or near the front door of Hahn's apartment. 
While nobody responded to knocking on the door of apartment 204, 
a significant gap was visible beneath the front door and no 
deflecti on whatsoever oc curred on either r adiologi cal monitoring 
device. | I advised Agent that ] [ had also 

conducted radiological monitoring at this residence in early 
February in response to a complaint . This prior monitoring also 
yielded negative results. 


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To : 
Re : 


Detroit 



Detroit 


323H-DE-98743, 05/01/2007 



Writer dialed a cellular telephone number believed to be 
that of Hahn and left a message requesting a return call. Within 
approximately thirty minutes, writer received a call from Hahn. 
Hahn acknowledged that he was indeed David Hahn of 42490 Green 
Valley Drive, Clinton Twp and inquired of the nature of our 
business. Writer asked Hahn about his history of experimenting 
with radiologicals and inquired whether Hahn was continuing to 
collect, store, or experiment with radiological emitting devices. 
Hahn was very insistent that there was no presence of 
radiologicals within his apartment and that he has not 
experimented with them in approximately ten years. Hahn also 
admitted having published a book entitled "Radiological Boy 
Scout" in the early 1990 's regarding his passion and 
experimentation of with radiologicals. Hahn advised writer that 
he (Hahn) was currently out of town but anticipated being 
available t o visit w ith Agents in the next few days. Writer 

with Hahn's telephone number in effort for SA 
a face-to-face interview. 


provided SA | 

I | to initiate 


Based upon the above- stated investigation it was agreed 
by members present that no imminent threat existed with regard to 
allegations that Hahn possessed a nuclear reactor within his 
residence. Members also agreed to attempt a personal interview 
of Hahn as soon as possible to fully vet captioned threat. 

Writer considers captioned lead covered with regard to the 
possible presence of radiologicals, pending further information 
being revealed. 


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Detroit Frc 
323H-DE-98743, 


Detroit 

05/01/2007 


LEAD(s) : 

Set Lead 1; (Info) 

HOUSTON 

AT HOUSTON. TX 

For information. Read and clear 
Set Lead 2 : (Info) 

CLEVELAND 

AT CLEVELAND. OH 
For information. Read and clear. 
Set Lead 3: (Info) 

DETROIT 

AT MACOMB RA 

For information. Read and clear 


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Detroit From: Detroit 
323H-DE-98743, 05/01/2007 


Accomplishmeiit Information: 


Number ; 1 

Type: WMD - RESPONSE TO WMD INCIDENT 

ITU: LIAISON WITH OTHER AGENCY 

ITU: LIAISON WITHIN FBI 

ITU: WMD COUNTERMEASURES 


Claimed By: 
SSN: 
Name : 
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FI>302(Rev. 10-6-95) 


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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Date of transcription 05 / 16/2007 


DAVID HAHN, white male, date of birth October 30, 1976, 
was interviewed at the Macomb County Resident Agency of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. HAHN resides at 42490 Green Valley Drive, 
Apartment 204, Clint on Township. Michigan. Also present for the 


interview was HAHN's 


and Detective 


Charter Township of Clinton Police Department. After being 

advised of the identities of the interviewing Agents and the nature 
of the interview, HAHN provided the following information: 


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HAHN stated he was promoting his book, "Radiological Boy 
Scout", when he put approximately 10,000 to 15,000 flyers on 
vehicles throughout Macomb County, Michigan. HAHN said he also 
sent n umerous flyers throughout the c ountry. HAHN advised that his 
agent , | ~| knew that HAHN was providing 

flyers to the public to promote his book and upcoming movie. HAHN 
stated the dog on the flyer was for the mentally handicapped, the 
crossword puzzle was for the elderly, and the nuclear symbol was 
for scientists. HAHN said the yellow substance on the flyers was 
paint and in no way meant to scare the recipients of the flyers. 


HAHN advised that prior to joining the Navy in May, 1997, 
he got into trouble for stealing tires and rims from a vehicle. 
HAHN stated he was in the Navy for approximately five and a half 
years as a internal communication specialist as well as various 
other positions. HAHN said he then received his associates from 
Macomb Community College for Applied Science in Criminal Justice. 
HAHN advised that he then enlisted in the Marines in 2004, HAHN 
stated he was a truck driver for approximately a year and a half 
before he was h onorably discharged. HAHN said after a few months 


living with his 


HAHN moved to his current residence. 


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HAHN advised that he does not currently have a job. HAHN 
stated he is on disability because he was diagnosed with paranoid 
schizophrenia. HAHN said he also has radiation poisoning from his 
prior contact with radioactive substances. HAHN advised that he is 
compliant with all his medications most of the time. HAHN stated 
he occasionally drinks while he is on his medications. 


HAHN said he currently attends Macomb Community College 
to pursue a degree in Public Relations. HAHN advised that he is 
also pursuing experimentation into melanoma. HAHN was advised to 


Investigation on 05/15/2007 at Clinton Township , MI 
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This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; 
it and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency. 




FD-302a(Rev, 10-6-95) 


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Continuation of FD- 302 of DAVID HAHN 


■ On OS/1 ■S/2007 .Page 2 


restrict any type of experimentation within the confines of his 
apartment, due to safety to himself and others. HAHN stated the 
only chemical in his apartment is a two-ounce bottle of Sodium 
Nitrate that he uses as a fertilizer. HAHN said he purchased the 
Sodium Nitrate from a chemical supply company in Wisconsin. 


HAHN advised that he currently drives a Ford Mustang. 

HAHN stated he used to have a 12 gauge shotgun in his apartment, 
HAHN said he acquired the shotgun from a p awn shop for his personal 


protection. HAHN advised that his 
possession of the shotgun. 


currently is in 


HAHN stated he did get rid of the bug zapper he 
previously possessed. HAHN said he removed and kept the 
transformer from the bug zapper. 


HAHN was advised that the interviewing Agents have 
information that HAHN had previously lied to the Agents regarding 
his location and availability to meet with the interviewing Agents. 
HAHN was told that lying to a Federal Agent is a felony and would 
not be tolerated in the future. HAHN apologized for lying to the 
interviewing Agents and stated it would not happen again. 


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FEDERAL BUREAU OF IIMVESTICATION 


Precedence: IMMEDIATE Date: 05/16/2007 

To: Houston Attn: Conroe RA 

sraI I 




From: Detroit 

Macomb Count y RA 

Contact : SA 


Approved By: 
Drafted By: 
Case ID #: 
Title: 


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(Pending) — 


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Synopsis: Former US Sailor, David Hahn, was located and 

interviewed regarding the possession of a smal l nuclear breeder 
reactor in his Detroit area home. Coverage of 


lead 


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Reference: 


Enclosure(s) : One (1) original and two (2) copies of FD-302 

documenting the interview of David Hahn . One (1) PD-340 
containing the original notes takeiy during the interview of Hahn. 

Details: On April 24, 2007, David Hahn was contacted via 

telephone although Hahn was not interviewed in regards to th e 


referenced lead. Reference] ] Hahn 

was then contacted and interviewed on May 15, 2007 regarding the 
possession of a small nuclear breeder reactor. Hahn stated he 
does not possess any nuclear materials and does not intend to 
acquire any nuclear materials. 

Detroit considers this lead covered. 


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Houston 


To: 
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Detr oit 

05 / 16/2007 


LEAD(s} : 

Set Lead 1: (Info) 

HOUSTON 

AT CONROE. TX 


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Read and Clear. 


rD-302 (Rev. 10-6-95) 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Date of transcription 


04/23/2007 


O n April 23^ 2QQ7 , at approximately 5 : 3 0 '9 .M. Sp ecial 
Agents (SA) I ~[ and | interviewed 

I ISSN: I ITiOii: I rp LN: | 

at the Toledo FBI 

RA ottice in retere nce to electronic communication {EC} 

was advised of the official identi ties of the 

interviewing agents and the purpose of the interview, then 

provided the following information . 

[ confirmed the details provided in the above 
mentioned EC, and accompanying lead , He also stated that David HAHN 
is using cocaine heavily, and i s not tak ing his prescribed 

medication for a mental illness . described EIAHN as paranoid; 

HAHN believes the people have the ability to "shock” his genitalis 
with th eir minds , and that they are doing so on a regular basis , 

stated he has study witchcraft and knows that this is not 

possible and has tried to reassure HAH N of this fact. HAHN may also 
be visiting prostitutes on a regularly .[ believes he is still 

trying to build a nuclear reactor , and is accumulating anything 
with radium in i t , mainly used watches or alarm clocks . HAHN also 
conducted an experiment in his home using electrica l transfo rmers 

from telephone poles, and caused a fire in his home, does 

not believes that HAHN intended to hurt anyone , but is concerned 
about his unstable mental state . 

confirmed or provided the following contact ^ 

information for HAHN, David Charles EIAHN 42490 Green Valley Dr, ^ 
Apt. 204, Clinton Township, MI 48038-3662, DOB 10/30/1976. Cell 
Phone number 586-214-6399, 


The above information was passed to fbi Detroit , 
directed in the EC and accompanying immediate lead . 


1 nves I i gallon on 04/23/2007 at Tol edo FBX HA 



SA 
by SA 


This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI, It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; 
it and its conterils arc not to be distributed outside your agency- 



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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

COMPLAINT FORM 


ADMINISTRATION 


FfSA Derived 


ll Ts- s'so-ted Lhst Ihs h'sdkAdyishj snd groups identsfisd do ring the assessment do not warrant 
further rEI investigation at this tinre. 


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Pending 

lncidi?nt Type: 


P.e^ccMvect On: 

2/12/2010 


Priority: 


Receipt Method: 

Telephone 

LtiSi Updated: 

2/12/2010 


iOrigiratoc i'vp'-: 

I Outside Agency 

iRcspL^o^ibie Ol'dee: 

E Detroit 


iOrigbiaUF^g Agency: 

Sheiby Twp, Police Dept, 

RA: 

MCRA 


RESPONSIBLE INVESTIGATOR 


Origm^^tcr TeSephono: 


ResponstbSe (ACS Desigiiation): 


RESPONSIBLE SUPERVISOR 


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SUMMARY 


IlnfcrmatiGn received fvoir) Shelby Twp. P.D,, regarding David Hahn who may be involved with radioactive materiai. 


i Sensitive Investigative M^ittCf 

iDet. Shelby Tv^p, P.D,, advised that he received information from Probation Office r! 

jregarding Davie; Hahn^ who In 1994 attempted to build a mini nuciear reactor. Probation Of flee r \ | ad vised that 

jHaim has numerous burn marks o n his face, which are similar to the marks Hahn had on his face when he was 
ibullding the reactor. Oet.l [stated that perhaps Hahn is again attempting to build a reactor or is using 

radioactive materials. De ^ believes Hahn Is currently on probation for drug possession. 

A search of David Haim on tim Intert^et revealed that Hahn is known for h\s attempt to build a breeder nuclear 
reactor in 1994 In his backyard shed in Commerce Twp., MI at age 17. The reactor never achieved critical mass; 
however, it did emit dangerous levels of radioactivity. Hahn is nicknamed the "Radioactive Boy Scout" and the 
subject of a book by ti'ie same name. Also according to the Internet, Hahn was arrested in August 2007 in Clinton 
h vvp., MI for iarceny. In relation to a matter involving several smoke detectors, allegedly removed from the halls of 
his apartment building. The arrest photo for this incident shows that Hahn's face was covered with sores, which 
[investigators believed were possibly from exposure to radioactive matenais. When Hahn built the n’iini reactor in 
[1994, he iised ci^emicais from smoke detectors. 


iAH nBI NET/ACS check revealed chat Hahn was interviewed by the FBI in 5/2007, pursuant to al 


lead in 


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Date of CompEafitt; 
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UNCLASSIFIED 

Address: 


fTeteohone: 

Shelby Twp, P.D. 




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Email Address; 


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INVESTIGATIVE METHODS 


hod Opuons: Interview or request information 


j Interview or request iiiformation from members of the public and private entities. No approval required 


id Expl^niiUo 


FINDINGS 


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2/26/2010 


I Oi l 02/26/2010 writer and SA attempted to make contact with Hahn at his residence located at 

I -^9967 Pi^iini^rook, Shelby Twp, MI with negative results. Agents found a vehicle parked in the driveway bearing 
[ Michigan registration pfate BNH5265, A search of the records of the Michigan Secretary of State determined the 
I 1996 Oidsmobile 4 dour was registered to David Charles Hahn at the Pennbrook address- It did not appear that 
i anyone had been to the home in several days* 


[advised that 


While at the residence writer made contact with Probation Orficer l I at 

Hahn had recently, Ol/iO/10 been sentenced in Circuit Court on several drug cases. She advised that v^hen she 
saw him on 01/17/10 he appeared gaunt and he had sores on his fa ce. She said that as of 02/24/10 Hahr\ had 

i checked into a drug rehab program as part of his sentence. said she has not visited Hahn at his home and 

I has no further information regarding other criminal activity. 


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j |was provided with writers contact information and requested to contact same if further information comes to 

I he? attention. Hahn's CCH shows numerous entries for drug activity in Warren and Shelby Twp^ ML 


SUPERVISOR REVIEW 


i RasporisibJe Supervisor: 


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Penocj r.nci Date: 

Disys: ; 

[SupervESJor Dgcesjco: 

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2/23/2010 

3/25/2010 

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[Notify Shelby PD that the FBI wii! assess the threat. Contact the Probation Officer for more 
tdetads* Interview the subject- 


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f Supervisor; 


(DE) (FBI) 


[R£:VIEWS 


[peE-tou su?ri 

ij 3/25/20X0 


Period L.nU |rJay5: jSupervis^Cif^ Dectsloii : 

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Add Com^Tieris 


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Rusportsibig Supervisor: 


(OE) (FBI) 


REVIEWS 


[Ps^cfod Stiin Dcite: 

Pcrioa P?xJ Date: 

Days: [Sup^irvisor Oecisio^i’. | 

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Matter was entered in to 




and subsequently investigated and closed. 




Division: SAIpha: 

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